Each day in Nevada, more than 200,000 people are at risk for hunger.
Tyson Foods Inc. donated 30,000 pounds of much-needed chicken, beef and pork to the Three Square Food Bank to help alleviate hunger in Las Vegas on June 1. The donation event was attended by Tyson Food Service representatives, Billy McGreevy, senior account manager, and Doris Davis, category manager, along with Three Square Food Bank and more than 30 community pantries and service organizations that distribute the food to area residents in need.
McGreevy has been an active supporter of the organization since it was founded three years ago and currently serves on the Three Square Food Bank board.
“We are so thankful for the Tyson Foods donation,” said Julie Murray, CEO of Three Square. “This food will allow us to impact lives when the need for food has never been greater. It is only because of the strong support from companies like Tyson that Three Square has been able to break Feeding America food banking records. We delivered 10 million pounds of food in 2008, a significant increase over our 2007 deliveries of 1.5 million pounds. And we are expanding our Fresh Rescue Program to 144 retail pick up locations, another record.”
Three Square Food Bank provides wholesome food for hungry people while working to end hunger in southern Nevada. Three Square is currently serving 250 agency partners and 140 schools in the community.
“It’s more urgent than ever to bring support and hunger relief to families in Nevada and throughout the U.S.,” said Ed Nicholson, director of community relations for Tyson Foods. “At Tyson our Team Members are proud to be part of the ongoing efforts.”
Since 2000, Tyson Foods has been a leader in the fight against hunger. The company is actively engaged in food-donation events and fund-raising activities year-round to benefit those in need. The protein given by Tyson today brings the company’s total in-kind donations since 2000 to more than 54 million pounds. This milestone equates to more than 216 million meals donated to food banks and agencies serving local communities around the country. Last year alone, Tyson donated nearly 12 million pounds of protein to Feeding America. For more information on how to get involved in the fight against hunger, go to http://hungerrelief.tyson.com/.